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-- >> i think this would be a great question for rachel, she's done a lot of oil and soil sampling and monitoring and she's familiar with the labs that work in this area and would be able to give you a lot of support and help. >> thank you. >> okay. >> so, shall we open it to wider questions. we have about 10, 15, 20 minutes. >> so, this may sound a little weird to come from someone with the breast cancer fund but i want to say everything that connie said could be breast cancer but it could also be loads of other diseases so what she's talking about really is not just concerns about one of the very worst diseases to which too many of us succumb, but we're also talking about neurodegenerative diseases, asthma, developmental disorders, other reproductive -- infertility, miscarriage, all kinds of other disorders, so horrible as breast cancer is, it's really one in a whole spectrum are affected by these chemical processes. i wanted to add that. >> hi. one thing i thought would be really good to have within fire house iss to get rid of antibacterial soap which often contains triclocan,
of the major reasons why i personally don't wear skinny jeans. abc's rachel smith, is looking into whether hot pants can make you a hot mess. rachel, good morning. >> good morning, guys. maybe feeling like a hot mess is more like it. it's probably fair to say that many of us have been a victim of fashion at some points in our lives. seeing people wearing the jeans everywhere. skin-tight, painted on. and yes, they look great. but what if that trend pinches more than your wallet and crushes more than your ego? ♪ i got my tight pants on >> reporter: will ferrell may have mocked them on jimmy fallon. but everybody's still getting into them. the first family. taylor swift. even her new beau. all styling in their skinnies. but this fashion do may pose some troubling health don'ts. according to the medical community, those tight pants can squeeze more than your silhouette. temporarily pinching the nerves in your hip. causing something called meralgia paresthetica. >> it's a sore that occurs when one of the nerves that runs in the outer part of the thigh gets compressed. and pressure on it causes sy
, thank you so much. that's "the ed show." i'm michael eric dyson in for ed schultz. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. ezra klein is filling in for rachel tonight. not django. good evening, ezra. >> good evening, michael. thank you very much. and thank you to you at home for sticking around for the next hour. rachel has a well-deserved night off. but today on the senate there was a rare sighting on the senate floor. especially around this time of year. right now the senate is usually a bit of a desolate place, but today at exactly 2:34 p.m. eastern standard time there was something big afoot. at 2:34 this afternoon in from the wings of the chamber walked the president of the senate, vice president joe biden. joe biden does not often serve in his capacity as president of the senate. but today was ditch. today joe biden had an incredibly important job to fulfill. >> do you solemnly swear to support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation free
, rachel. we know that they came here as the children were brought here. and they went through the work, and we're talking about hundreds of kids now, of matching the children with their parents. in the end you have 20 sets of parents who are left. and it is left to be told to them. and the governor was among those who were there to tell the parents that your children are not going to be coming home. and so i think it goes without saying the devastation that this community is feeling. the sense of -- i wouldn't even can say outrage yet. in my experience at these things, the outrage comes later. but the total feeling of hopelessness and senselessness that has overcome this community as they try to figure out why something like this could happen, rachel. >> chris, thinking about that initial response, thinking not just about what it must have been like to be personally connected to that, but to be a first responder coming upon that scene and needing to do the active shooter search that we know that law enforcement did once they determined that the shooter was dead, then assessing what had
in their time and north africa. which is, in a way, why they survived. >> rachel cox, this is her book, "into dust and fire: five young americans who went first to fight the nazis." she didn't want to give away too much of the ending, but just a little bit. rachel cox has another uncle who became rather notorious. >> archibald cox. everyone called him uncle bill. nobody knows why, but that was his nickname. maybe he just didn't like being called archibald. >> honestly he is well-connected. there is the watergate era, what you remember about that era? >> well, i think that the general feeling was it was characteristic of him. to resign when he was put in a position. i guess he was fired, actually. anyway, he wouldn't do what the president told him to do. he left. so it is kind of what uncle robbie did. family did what they believed was right. based on their convictions. it all kind of made sense to me at the time. i didn't have any sense of, you know, betrayal or anything like that. he went on about his business. and i was proud of him. >> rachel cox is the former editor of preservation magazi
. could not shut it down. >> for rachel hope, the mental agony began in childhood, when she says she was abused and raped at age four. as a grown-up, the smallest trigger like a familiar smell would bring it all back. >> i would get very extreme stabbing sensations in my body, and then like fixed visuals, like being, for instance, raped. >> mental breakdowns, in the hospital four times, along the way she tried every type of treatment. >> tried rapid movement therapy, fish therapy, yell it out, scream it out. you know? nothing worked. >> and then she discovered an experiment, run by dr. michael midhoffer, a psychiatrist in south carolina. >> this is the study, the place where we meet with people. >> the intense psychotherapy, after intense sessions, after taking a capsule of ecstasy, now listen, on this tape you can hear rachel along with the doctor. >> it felt as if my whole brain was powered up like a christmas tree. all at once. >> sometimes usually people did have some very positive or affirming experiences. but a lot of the times it was revisiting the trauma. it was painful, a di
with us tonight. thanks so much. >> take care. >> that is "the ed show." i'm ed schultz. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. chris hayes filling in for rachel tonight. >> thank you, ed. thanks for joining us this hour. rachel has the night off, but happy wednesday, everyone, tgiw, am i right? you know how it is, things start to wind down on wednesday afternoon. you send off your last e-mail, maybe pop a beer from the office fridge and head on home for the weekend. all right, you, watching this right now, probably don't do that. but that's how your friendly neighborhood lame duck congress rolls. the house was supposed to be in session tomorrow, was the republican leadership went ahead and canceled that thursday session, so it's wednesday and the weekend has arrived, if your job title is united states representative. amid the crush of members heading out of the capital building today, you could even spot republican congressman mo brooks of alabama biking into his five-day weekend. the house won't be back in session until tuesday of next week. but it's not like they don't do work
rachel maddow show" starts right now. ezra cline filling in for "the rachel maddow show" tonight. >> good evening. a dreary december day turned out to be full of news today including big news out of the supreme court. and one of the coolest pictures ever having a big revooufl. but we begin with important news out of washington. for all the squabbling politicians and the whining pundits, we can announce to you tonight, right here, right now, there's a budget deal that's becoming clear. our long national nightmare might almost, and i repeat, it's washington, almost be over. this is kind of like one of those kids games where you have to look at a picture that looks like nonsense until your eyes filter out the garbage and you can finally see the sailboat. that's what's going on in washington. you have to filter out the garbage. take yesterday for example. i don't tune into c-span 2 for comedy, just because it's good television. but the senate was being hilarious about the debt ceiling, which is hard to be hilarious about. here's what happened. the white house has been pushing a plan to take c
. >> thank you, ed. >> that's it. i'm ed schultz. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. >> do you remember when these billboards went up this year in ohio and wisconsin? voter fraud is a felony. up to three and a half years and a $10,000 fine. the big gavel banging down. so you see, you viscerally feel how scary this voting thing might be. be careful with voting. you might go to jail if you try to vote. in the weeks before the election this year, an anonymous someone paid for dozens of these billboards in largely poor, largely minority neighborhoods in ohio and in milwaukee, wisconsin. across the bottom of the billboard, and in kind of small print, the sign said, quote, paid for by a private family foundation. excuse me. and for a while, that was all that we knew about who was behind these be afraid to vote billboards in mostly black neighborhoods. the corporation clear channel, who sold the ad space on the billboards, they would not say who this private family foundation was. our sister site, the grio later uncovered the name of that private family foundation. it was a conservati
to the wire. two days left and this question, where is the best place to shop? rachel smith is in the front lines joining us with advice. good morning to you. >> reporter: oh, yes, on the front lines indeed, dan, good morning, everyone. it's the final stretch, two days until christmas. if you're a last-minute shopper of course, you know you're not alone, a reported 40% of americans are still checking off items on their christmas list. ♪ the clock is ticking. >> we have a lot of time. >> reporter: some, a bit in denial. most scrambling. including these little ones. there are still many options, panicking, not one of them. option number one, hit up a local small business. they may be more convenient and could turn out to be your secret weapon. >> a customer said did you got this, i wrapped it. she was on her way. >> reporter: option two, large chain stores. this late in the game they may just save the day with round the clock hours and seemingly endless inventory. what are the benefits of going to a store like toys "r" us. >> you get everything. everything is in there. all the toys you coul
coverage in the final days of shopping. abc's rachel smith looks at where and when to get the best deals with the least amount of stress, if that's possible. and john schriffen will look into whether the bad weather will mean your gifts won't get there in time. how's it looking, rachel? >> reporter: pretty good, bianna. good morning to you. if you still have shopping to do for everyone on your christmas list, you are definitely not alone. there's only three more shopping days left before the big holiday. and stores are staying open around the clock to accommodate all those last-minute shoppers. every year, many fall victim to the same routine. you know exactly when christmas is every year. >> i know. and i always mean to plan ahead. >> reporter: extended store hours at macy's nationwide. the one here in new york city, working around the clock. >> check it out. >> reporter: toys "r" us, clocking major overtime. their times square location, open 543-consecutive hours. come retail experts say, it will be a bigger shopping day than black friday, which has even the procrastinators strategizin
" for for this year. i'm ed schultz. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. >> a merry, merry, merry, merry christmas to you. you guys have had a hell of a year. >> thanks, rachel. you have a merry christmas. >> thank you. and thanks to you at home for joining us tonight. ahead of this holiday weekend, on a day when the world of news didn't slow down for the holiday weekend, it rather decided to spin on its axis at about three times its normal rate. god grant me the serenity to accept the things i cannot change, the courage to change the things i can, and the wisdom to know the difference. that of course is the serenity prayer, or one well-known version of it, at least, and that prayer is what republican house speaker john boehner reportedly recited to the republicans in congress last night after they defied him and rejected their own party's plan and decided to leave washington rather than participate in making policy to stop the bush tax rates from expiring at the end of the year and the giant spending cuts that have been slated to kick in at the same time. they just left. and as they wer
because you never know what exciting opportunities that might bring. for example, rachel maddow showed the staff that she has a talent that has no discernable value in the marketplace. >> what was the other trick you do? this one. >> that one upsets me. >> it's just the sound of one hand. >> it doesn't matter. >> i have always -- i have always been impressed by rachel maddow when i watched the show. and now when i tried to host the show, i'm beyond impressed with what she does. now i know she can make the sound of one hand clapping, i am bowled over. best new thing in the world today. rachel maddow will be back for a special edition of new year's eve. "weekends with alex witt" is next. >>> new year's resolution? will a last-minute fiscal cliff deal get done? and if it does what will it look like. >>> we have a deal. we may still get hit with an automatic tax hike. how much will that cost you? in time for the new year, a new snowstorm headed to the northeast. we'll let you know how bad this will get. and the yore in review, up with of the most unique and appalling takes on the ye
opportunities that might bring. for example, rachel maddow herself recently showed the staff of the "rachel maddow show" that she has a unique ability that has no evident discernible value in the marketplace. >> what was your other trick that you do? >> this one. >> can you do armpit farts? >> all i can see. >> it is snapping. >> doesn't matter. >> i have always, i have always been impressed by rachel maddow when i watch the show and having tried to host the show myself i'm beyond impressed what she does here night. it >> welcome to "the last word," our holiday party where we'll choose our person of the year, and a whole lot more. >> whoa, whoa, whoa, let's step back for a little bit. >> can we drop a little bit of the pios baloney. >> i think it is about envy. >> he is the worst republican in the country. >> i think it is about class war fare. >> you chose to start the debate with it, don't blame somebody else. >> i'm the turtle. >> well, if you don't run chris christie, romney will be the nominee. >> if men are from mars and women are from venus? is mitt romney from jupiter? >> planned pa
the marriage between barack and michele obama. from what i and stand rachel took a larger view looking at the first lady and her larger ancestry and putting together a larger story as a result. >> go ahead. >> if i can jump in, my favorite was david maraniss. it was exhaustive and exhausting. he goes into every detail and it ends as obama is going to harvard. so it is very much a coming of age biography, early parts of the president's life, very well researched. a book about political marriage, always feel unless you are part of a marriage, there's a lot to understand, tried to make the case that michele obama was more political than she was going to let on and political tension. in fighting in the obama white house which reports widely in the early days, the history was valuable because of the attention is on president obama being the last president because his black ancestors came from elsewhere there were no slaves in his family. michele obama had slaves and white ancestors, great american complexity in how we induce race to black-and-white but it really isn't. >> just to quickly me
funeral today. there were also funerals for olivia and for dylan and for mary and for rachel. we remember them all. dylan hockley moved to newtown from england just two years ago. he was 6 yearsoles old. a special needs child, his parents chose this community for the good reputation of the sandy hook elementary school. dylan flourished at sandy hook thanks in large part to his special education teacher anne marie murphy who works with him one-on-one. the houckleys kept a picture of ann marie rr on their fridge, and he would point to it every day. on friday, he died in her arms as she tried to shield him. his parents say they take great comfort in knowing he wasn't alone when he died. he loved to cuddle, play tag, and bounce on the trampoline. he idolized his older brother who was his best friend, his role model. his parents say they cherish the time they shared with him in newtown. our boys have flourished here and our family's happiness has been limitless. olivia engle was all set to play an angel in her church's nativity play last friday night. she, too, was 6 years old. church was impo
think we don't really know here, rachel, until we hear from the administration. this is raising a question, people are going to be pressing the administration in the next couple of days to say, can you give us more specifics? is this the start of a new way of thinking and maybe new policies that will be unfolding in the next couple of months? let's say. or is this a trial balloon and you're seeing how it looks and how people react to it and it may fall under the category of we're trying, and here you're catching us trying, but not much is going to happen. the fact is if there's another terrorist attack in the the united states, many of these issues go right back to where we were back to the restart button. and be clear, under the article 2 powers of the presidency, this president can do a great deal. pretty much everything he does now and then some. the key issue is guantanamo. those prisoners, 166 prisoners including 50 hard-core, the president said we don't know what we're going to do with those people. they would be sitting without a legal framework if we pull back from this
with us tonight. thanks so much. that's "the ed show." i'm ed schultz. the "rachel maddow show" starts right now. ezra klein filling in for rachel tonight. >>> good evening, i'm ezra klein. rachel maddow has the night off. well deserved. we appreciate you sticking around for the next hour on a very, very big night in the news. there is an enormous story about the rights of workers tonight in the state of michigan. it's seriously astonishing stuff. we'll get very deep into it. but there is another equally if not more seismic political story tonight out of washington. and that is where we begin. today will be seen, remembered, as a huge day in the republican party's continuance of war. something really big happened. south carolina senator jim demint announced today he'll be leaving the senate. he'll not be there anymore. he's leaving to head a think tank called the heritage foundation where he stands to make something like ten times his current salary. yay for jim demint, good money. kind of. it's good for him, but it's really good for his colleague, republican senate leader mitch mcconn
to rest. 15-year-old rachel and another teen was found early in the morning and each had been shot multiple times. no arrests have been made. >>> one man is dead after a shooting in front of his antioch home. coming up, remembering what happens. they are supporting his end of the year fiscal cliff. he spoke to house speaker john boehner and increasingly some republicans are willing to go along with president barack obama's plan to raise taxes on the healthiest of americans. >> i actually think it has merit where you go and give him the increase on the top 2% and all of a sudden the shift goes back to entitlementment. >> coming up, this morning, truckers who carry cargo to and from the port of oakland they say theory relieved that another strike is likely. more than 500 walked off the job last month and they have ratified a new contract. it includes 2013 cost of living raise and bonus contract. >>> and they are meeting in their search for a new police chive and police chief chris moore is retiring after less than two years on the job and they have a meeting at 6:30 at the south side
and rachel. we will remember them. >> dylan hockley moved here two years ago. he was six years old. a special needs child, they chose this community for the reputation of the sandy hook elementary school. he thrived due in part to his teacher that worked with him one-on-one. the hockleys kept a photo of her on their kitchen fridge and dylan would point at it every day. on friday he died in her arms as she tried to shield him with her body. they take great comfort in knowing that dylan was not awill be when he died. dylan loved to cuddle, play tag and bounce on the trampoline and idolized his older brother jake, his best friend, his role model and his parents say they cherished the time they had with dylan in newtown. we do not and shall never regret this choice. our boys have flourished here and our family's happiness has been limitless. olivia engel was set to play an angel in the church's nativity play last friday night. she was six years old. she was proud to lead they are family in saying grace every evening. her parents say her zest for life began early, a happy baby, that grew into a ha
here on "the ed show." and that is "the ed show." i'm ed schultz. "the rachel maddow" show starts right now. >> thanks. there is a lot to get to this hour, including news about potential gun law reforms and the continuing reaction to the newtown, connecticut, school massacre. there is some surprising news out of michigan on that issue today that we're going to be getting to. there is news about who is going to be in the united states senate in this next congress. we found out yesterday who is being tapped to replace senator jim demint, who is leaving the senate. we also found out yesterday who might replace john kerry if he leaves the senate to be secretary of state. we found out today who is the odds-on favorite to replace long-time hawaii senator daniel inouye, who died yesterday. we've got all that news ahead. >>> but we begin tonight with something that is an important story in its own terms. but for those of us at msnbc and nbc news, it is also an incredibly emotional thing. and i can tell you, it ends with good news. it ends with this news, which i can say personally was greeted b
show" i'm michael eric dyson in for ed schultz. "the rachel maddow show starts now. ezra klein is filling in for rachel tonight. >> thank you, michael. thank you to you at home for sticking around for the next hour. rachel has the night off but we have big news out of washington, where nothing is happening. the house is not in session, and as of this moment has no plans to be in session for the end of the year. nothing is stirring, not even harry reid. yes, i'm still in the christmas spirit. the president meanwhile is in hawaii and won't be returning until tomorrow. now, normally nothing happening would not be big news in washington. nothing happening is kind of the status quo in washington. getting nothing done is to our political system as saying great is to tony the tiger. it's just kind of what we do now. right now, this week, nothing happening is huge news. the reason is that usually when washington doesn't do anything nothing happens. you do nothing, nothing happens. that's how it goes. in fact that's why people call it doing nothing. after you do it, nothing occurs. if w
. >>> joining me is rachel smoke from politico there. zachary carabel and democratic strategist david goodfriend. only gentleman here not wearing a tie for some reason. no tamron, no tie. >> i'm in new york city with you guys today and i'm going tieless in honor of it. i think it's the only way to go. >> pick it up with rachel. we'll start with you. this exchange between senator reid and speaker boehner, when's the inside baseball here? is this more about establishing who could very well get the blame if all of this continues to go south? >> that's right. happy new years, america. we appear poised to dive off the fiscal cliff starting with a round of finger pointing today. this is classic gridlocked washington. why america is fed up with the lawmakers and all about pointing fingers, gaining the upper hand here. and also, gaming this out because if we do dive off the cliff an we don't get a deal in the next couple of days, which looks increasingly like where we're headed then we come back in january and have to negotiate again and a political advantage for both sides if that's the case. >> her's
, sharl patton is back there, give a wave, and did rachel step out already? and rachel thought she was going to give a wave but she had to step out to go to another meeting, from the breast cancer fund, we have my two science leaders, [inaudible] and janet gray, so science questions galor, they can handle them all, policy questions, we'll have to deflect some of those to nancy for another time, so what i'm going to present today is what we call our healthy home and healthy world tours, i'll talk a little bit about who the breast cancer fund is and then we're going to walk through kind of the rooms in your home talking about tips for avoiding exposures that are linked to breast cancer and i will talk a little bit about the different chemicals, where they're found, things you can do to avoid them and also some policies, and then we'll kind of go beyond the home to talk about the kinds of exposures that might be not within our control in the house but elsewhere. and it looks like i have videos so that is good. so, the breast cancer fund is a national organization that works to prevent
not understood], and rachel tom. the next speaker? >>> hello, my name is [speaker not understood]. we have to leave so i wonder if i'm going to be able to read her comment in addition to my own. >> you'll have to squeeze it into your own time. >>> i'll read mine first. i think it might be short. my name is [speaker not understood]. i'm a san francisco state environmental studies major and i also live in district 1. san francisco's precautionary principle resolution states that the city has an obligation to consider a full range of alternatives. the recreation and parks department's failure to consider [speaker not understood] all alternatives to the sharp park golf course reenvironment plan violation of san francisco's precautionary principle resolution. buried on page 527 of the last page of the draft e-i-r, it is stated that the registration alternatives were rejected because they were not compatible with the existing and planned 18-hole layout of the historic golf course. the recommended management actions for the sharp park in the draft e-i-r do not refer to a planned 18-hole layout. h
the philippines. rachel ferguson has the latest in weather. rachel? >> hi there, yes, indeed. bopha left destruction in palau, now it's heading to the philippines where it's expected to make landfall on tuesday morning as a typhoon. so maintaining strength right now. in fact, the winds right now are sustained at 180 kilometers per hour with gusts exceeding 250 kilometers per hour. so high waves as well as storm surge are going to be major concerns. in addition to the flooding that could occur from the storm surge, there will be plenty of rain, as well. in fact, as much as 180, maybe 200 millimeters anywhere you're seeing popping up in the red here when all is said and done from this storm. so we'll be tracking it as it goes. certainly enough rain to cause considerable flooding. we know that already transport has been shut down and people are -- in transit have been stranded for the people being will just have to just wait out the storm see what happens with this one. we'll be keeping you updated. as we head to the bigger picture here in eastern asia, quite quiet, but japan has not one bu
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it for us tonight. rachel will be back tomorrow with great hair. now it is time for the last word. rachel will be back tomorrow with great hair, as always. up next, "first look." >>> right now on "first look," terror at an. on. shopping mall as a mass gunman opens fire, killing two people. >>> north korea successfully fires a long-range rocket, defying the threat of international sanctions. >>> plus, michigan's right to work, a cosmic close shave and an update for you on that little guy, the ikea monkey in canada. >>> but first, good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season took a terrifying turn in portland, oregon, yesterday, when a masked gunman stormed into a busy shopping mall and opened fire, killing two people, injuring another before apparently turning the gun on himself. nbc's kirk gregory has the chilling details. >> reporter: a day of holiday shopping turned into a horrific afternoon of terror when a gunman opened fire inside a crowded suburban portland mall. >> we started receiving calls at 3:30, multiple 911 calls. we responded quickl
two months of wiggle room. >>> well, last night on "the rachel maddow show," guest host ezra klein asked former clinton budget director alice rivlin on where we could see the fallout from the fiscal cliff. >> the real uncertainty i think is what the markets will look isn't in control of its own destiny because we're acting that way right now. now, if you're an investor, whether you're in some part of the united states or you're in some other part of the world, do you really want to buy american securities? do you want to invest in a country whose government isn't functioning? i don't think so. so, we could get a big market reaction, a drop in the stock market, and that might scare people. >> "the rachel maddow show" week nights at 9:00 eastern right here on msnbc, the place for politics. >>> home prices on the rise, syria's head of preventing defections decides to defect. your headlines are straight ahead. plus, connecting the dots on sonia sotomayor, health care and a fine. you're watching "first look." >>> some stories making news this morning. toyota says it's reached a more th
. caller: exactly. >> bill: i hadn't thought about that. yeah. rachel down in nashville, tennessee, hey rachel good morning. caller: bill we talked before about the 47%. can you please tell me why we don't just call their bluff? they are always talking about the job creators. all we have to do so, bi, is say, fine. you want all of this on your dividends, you crate a job, you get a tax break. >> bill: makes sense to me. it's the whole idea that people like, you know, donald trump and sheldon adelson and the koch brothers are the job creators right? it's total nonsense. all they do with that money, that extra tax cut they get is they squirrel it away buy another vacation house or another yacht or another corporate jet. it's not going into creating jobs or investing in america. >> why don't we call their bluff? >> bill: well, you know, we are trying to this morning, here, rachel. some others are, too. but here is with a i would say. i wish president obama would do what we are doing this morning and call out john boehner and just identify him as the villai
little face. aww, here we come. it's a girl! >> yeah! >> she's beautiful. >> what's her name? >> rachel. >> she's beautiful. she doesn't want to cry. >> narrator: a new life begins. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> narrator: out of her mother's womb, rachel murphy is now surrounded by a new world filled with countless germs. modern medicine will do what it can to protect her. >> just a tiny little stick. >> narrator: barely an hour old, rachel gets her first shot against hepatitis b. this is the first of up to 35 inoculations she will get in the next six years of her life to fight 14 diseases. >> it's all right. it's okay, princess. >> narrator: public health doctors celebrate vaccines as one of medicine's shining achievements. >> that's all. you're okay. >> they've increased our life span by 30 years. hib would cause 20,000 to 25,000 cases a year: gone! i mean, polio would paralyze, you know, tens of thousands of children every year: gone! i mean, diphtheria was the most common killer of... of teenagers in the 1920s: gone! i mean, you know, vaccines... the benefit of vaccines is cl
enough, ask your dermatologist about enbrel. >>> all right. it's "pop news." and rachel smith is here. what have you got going? >> a lot of great stuff. let's get to it. okay? first up, everything could be coming up roses for barbra streisand's silver screen adaptation of the musical "gypsy." according to reports, the two-time oscar winner who is starring and directing the film, is thinking of casting lady gaga as the lead. for those not familiar with musicals, gaga would play the daughter of streisand's character, rose. can you imagine that mashup on screen? >> good work, yeah. >>> a lot of a-list celebrities have their own perfume, right? why not restaurants? >> oh, no. >> oh, yes. seems that pizza hut is getting in on the act, with a very limited edition fragrance. this actually started as a joke on facebook. they got such a great response they thought, we have to go for it. they went for it. >> yeah. >> a limited edition is the key phrase there. >> yeah. i know, right? ron actually said it doesn't smell too bad. >> keep that away from me. >> supposedly it smells like dough, right?
so much. that is "ed show." i'm ed schultz. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. >>> it was july 23rd, 2007. it was one of the debates where the moderator does not ask the questions. instead they have the questions submitted by different people all around the country via youtube. at that debate in july 2007, there was the greatest surprise visual review from any questioner in any debate thus far, or since. >> good evening, america. my name is jered townsend from michigan. to all the candidates, tell me your position on gun control as myself and other americans really want to know if our babies are safe. this is my baby, purchased under the 1994 gun ban. please tell me your views. thank you. >> senator biden, are you going to be able to keep his baby safe? >> i tell you what, if that's his baby, he needs help. [ applause ] i think he just made an admission against self-interest. i don't know that he is mentally qualified to own that gun. i'm being serious. look, this idea, we go around talking about people who own -- i'm the guy that originally wrote the assault w
much, my friend. that's it for the ed show. ezra klein is filling in for rachel tonight. always good to see you, my friend. >> good to see you too, and happy friday. and thanks to you at home for sticking around for the next hour. rachel's got the night off, but we learned something huge today. we are going over the fiscal cliff. we are going either all the way over or going partly over, but we are definitely, definitely going over. that whole fiscal cliff thing, where congress and the white house can't reach a deal on taxes and spending before the end of the year and they maybe get us into a recession, it's definitely happening. that was the whole point of president obama's press conference this afternoon. >> i still want to get this done. it's the right thing to do for our families, for our businesses, and for our entire economy. but the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. >> allow me a quick update here. that press conference, it came after president obama met with john boehner and nancy pelosi and harry reid and mitch mcconnell, so all the key congressional leaders. and
. >> rachel o shay and henry -- i am sorry if i butchered your name. >> hello commissioners. [inaudible] basketball but this project is much more than basketball. [inaudible] culturally. right now chinese pop star who come to the bay area like ya ming. he cannot come to san francisco. he must go to oakland or san jose. i would like san francisco to have the same opportunity that the other cities do have the type of music and culturally that make the city so great. it is the best place we can celebrate the diversity of san francisco. please support this project. thank you. >> thank you. henry and after henry ja hol. >> evening commissioners. i am the president of the san francisco council district merchant associations. we have a golden opportunity to have the warriors move back to san francisco. for years the pier have been deteriorating and not able to rehabilitate them. i look forward to seeing the warriors return to san francisco. not only will the piers be belltated and we will have an awesome arena and not only be for playing basketball but also for the performing arts.
the typhoon that hit the philippines is taking a toll. rachel ferguson is here with the details. >> hi. yes. bopha is now located to the west of the philippines, having moved across the islands. it's still a typhoon, so still a very potent system. winds are sustained at 126 with gusts at 180. so it hasn't changed much recently. it's heading up to the south china sea where it's likely to linger for the next couple of days. its very difficult to see what this storm is going to do, but we will keep a close eye on it. it's still a very powerful system. across the north you're seeing heavy rain continue here. this is because the system is pulling in moisture from the north. but down to the south where the devastation occurred, it is going to be a lot drier, and certainly the winds have died down. so that's good news for the rescue and recovery effort that will be continuing through the next few days. there's another low pressure system headed up it. it will be bringing more snow and really strong winds. winds gusting up to 160 miles per hour. so certainly travel will be dangerous. down towards t
. [applause] >> good afternoon everyone. i am rachel smith falls and a senior vice president here of futures without violence i wanted to thank you all for being here and formally welcome to futures without violence. as many of you know of the former name had that for close to 30 years and when we moved to this building we changed our name to futures without violence and for many reasons and it really does reflect the work that we do in the mission. we are here to create futures without violence and we believe it's possibility when we stand in solidity with people like yourself and i want to thank you for being here. you are one of the first groups to hold a all day conference in this space. we are open to suggestions if you have ideas or using the space for your own organizations. we are up and running in this part of the conference center and in a year and a half we will open the rest of the building and has a public exhibition that deals with the topics you're talking about today and bullying and education and creating the future we want for our families and children and if you for com
. there is only this. the cypress is in pieces. . >> a poem i wrote shortly after 9-11. the terrorists for rachel cory and all those who were idealists and who actually believed that they could make an effect and social change. the terrorists who lives amongst us is not you, the terrorist who lurks in the shadows of our crowded city streets isn't me. he's not a demon with bulging eyes, a twisted mouth full of dirt, a crooked mouth, fangs driping blood. it's not the savage guner waiting for our school on their way to school. no, this heinous replica of satan doesn't look like a jew. dopt make a habit of supplying the motives of sin with colors of skin because it's skin deep. a student with dreams of statehood or a teenage girl driven by desperation and fear or a dentist or an apprentice of a dead soldier, who crouches in the wounds of the dead and the dying, who hurls stones at tanks and encroaching soldiers, who stands unmoved before a roiling tank, who stares with barbed eyes. the enemy is never one who kills for no reason. the enemy is never one who must be vanquished at all cost. it is not so
they wanted was daddy. 9-year-old brooklyn and rachel christian san haven't seen their father in nine months. with a little help from mom, santa delivered. >> just wish real hard. >> daddy. >> when i deemployed my wife and i were talking about coming home and doing something special for the girls, kind of surprise them a little bit. >> do you know how much i miss you two. >> they got what they wanted. the christiansan family has been together five of the last twenty months. i'm tearing up. >> nine months is lifetime for those girls. >> i always love the reunion stories. >>> it is 4:57. john mcafee is behind bars but speaking out. what he says about coming back to america. >>> plus a bay area radio station is targeted by vandals, the damage done and what the station's manager says might be the motive. >>> and one of the fedex locations here in san francisco, where it's expected to be a record breaking shipping day for the company, how many of your holiday packages are going out? i'll tell you after the break. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, a man and woman are found bd and gagged. why it's be >>> a bizarre cr
with censorship. nhk world, beijing. >>> heavy snow causing havoc in various parts of japan. rachel is here with the weather. >> we've been looking at above average snowfall through december for much of japan. current snow depths, just below, we have the average snowfall for the month of december. so up toward hokkaido, about 30 centimeters, already 125 have fallen. more than that has already fallen. so the current snow depth is 125 centimeters. we nearly have a stack of two meters here in central japan. mostly areas along the sea of japan coast, because its sea-affect snow. we get heavy effect accumulations and we will see better conditions toward the end of the workweek, but another 24 hours of heavy snow to c and orange, up to 70 centimeters, half a meter of this western edge of northern japan. it will get worse before it gets better, and even then, we'll deal with warmer winds, some warmer temperatures coming in, that means we can have this very quick snow melt and that in turn can cause problems, certainly concern for avalanches to occur. we're looking at that danger in hokkaido from t
heavily in japan, but some of the white stuff is tapering off. rachel ferguson here with weather. looks like things easing up a bit in snow country. >> yes, indeed, they are and it's because we have a new system coming in and in front of it, some warmer winds coming up from the south. this is the system, first of all, before it reaches japan it will be bringing showers across central and northern china. now actually, there will be a stationary front developing here just across central china, to the north, beijing area, you will probably going to be seeing snow. not so much it will accumulate. ahead of this system, warmer winds will move across the peninsula and come in to japan, as well so that heavy snowfall we've been seeing is starting to taper off now but as there's just going to be a short break and then see the rain coming in but that's going to impact the snow melt. now at the moment, the snow depths are, well, as we have here, this is wednesday evening so the most recent figures. still seeing amounts of up to a meter, surpassing a meter in the sea of japan side of the country. t
list on the upper right side of the page. >> host: rachel cox, who was rob cox? >> guest: rob cox is my deceased uncle who made the decision in june of 1941, six months before pearl harbor brought america into world war ii, he made the decision that he wanted to fight the war against fascism and went to england and enlisted as aen officer candidate with the british -- as an officer candidate with the british army. he took with him four friends, another man who was a student at harvard and three dartmouth guys who had recently graduated and were intent on doing what they could to help the cause of freedom and liberty against the forces of nazi fascism. >> host: and so he was studying at harvard at the time. what was he studying, and what was his life trajectory at that point? >> guest: well, he, like his -- he, like his fore brothers, had grown up in new jersey and vermont where his family had had property for quite, several generations. he went to prep school at st. paul school where he distinguished himself as a student and as a student leader and as an athlete. and like all his brothe
by rachel. >> today i use my foot because i've just come in and locked the gate and it just happened to be the first thing i did. >> reporter: down the block at the busy brown house childcare. >> raincoat. >> put a jacket on when it rains and you have -- >> reporter: the children know what to wear when it is raining. they will not need it today. >> we have a great playground today it is an indoor event. we'll have a little indoor christmas party with the kids. >> reporter: one of the grandpas drove from healdsburg through so of the fiercest rain he's seen. >> i'm not a usually 45 to 50 mile an hour driver this morning it was that way >> reporter: in petaluma to big topics, rain is one. >> i love the rain. >> reporter: why? >> because, cleans the air. >> reporter: other big topic the end of the world some predicted it for today based on the mayan calendar. apparently, the end of the world got rained out. >> i watch channel 7, i know that the rain is just part of the seasons, i guess. >> reporter: mike nicco predicts a lot but not predicting the end of the world. >> yeah. [ laughing ]
come true. moms like christine, rachel and teresa can forget their financial troubles for just a moment, relish in the joy of being able to put gifts under the key. teresa has five children. >> it's important to see them smile in the morning so that is a present i'm not able to provide without a job. >> this box program makes it possible nor nearly 5700 children to smile brighter. hundreds of volunteers help parents pick out two toys, and one book for every child on their list. santa's helpers range from chuck read to a former client herself. >> we'd line up, get food put put in the back of the car. to be able to give back is emotional. >> there is added emotion when every group gets to take part in a ravel for a new bike. 539 will be given away. owe raishel is a single mom with, three boys and a lucky ravel winner, her 16-year-old son is getting a surprise. >> he did havennfh a bike stolen earlier this year. it's going to be exciting for him. >> i'm excited for him. >> there is exitmentuÑ exitment -- excitement and appreciation but sheyl3 was brought to tears at the thought of being
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